Friday, July 10, 2009

Bench of the week (16)

Summer holidays in Norway often means boating among the many small islands and fjords that cover the coast. And it also means picnicking. What is the better then to enter a small island and find that the authorities have made the preparations?

What may look like a piece of wood is in fact a bench.

And one more bench...

And with a small area where you can make a fire and have a grill.


My own interest in benches stems from the site published by PERBS and Kerri and the site published by Malyss. Also, others have shown an interest in the subject, so I have started to take photos of benches when I "stumble" across one. I have not made this into a meme, but if anyone else would like to join me in publishing benches on Fridays, they are of course welcome to do so. Give me a hint and I'll come visiting - summer permitting :-)

34 comments:

itsnotjustapicture said...

like these rustic benches...they fit into the surroundings beautifully. gorgeous captures as always.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

These benches are wonderful! They look as if they have arrived naturally somehow!

Grizzled at Riverdaze has a wonderful bench post at present - do have a look: http://riverdaze.blogspot.com

Marka said...

Those islands look like great places to spend an afternoon with friends and family.

PERBS said...

It may not be the Ritz of benches but it comes with SHADE! And, hey! That log looks good enough for a bench too in a camping encironment. Another interesting bench adventure! Drop by and see my bench -- I posted it early tonight but YOu have to enlarge it to see the ownderful details. I think you will like it.

PERBS said...

that's "environment" -- takes so long for your page to load on my old computer that I forgot to check my typing. It's also "wonderful" details. sigh

Barbara Martin said...

A very nice grouping of benches, and I really like the firepit. I can almost taste the roasted marshmellows.

My bench is up.

Svein said...

Nesten litt båtfasong på disse, og passer slik sett godt inn i miljø og landskap.
God helg!

ArneA said...

Meme eller ikke. Bildene under dette temaet er flotte uke etter uke

Dina said...

Benches in a place like that really make you feel welcome.
I wonder when the wood split.

My wooden bench today is the weaker cousin of your log bench family.

Heges fotoblogg said...

Et fint sted å legge til og tilbringe ettermiddagen :-) Jeg liker slike steder som er tilrettelagt på naturens premisser. Benkene ser ut som de har stått ute noen år, de har samme farge som steinene rundt!

Dina said...

P.S. I am a fan of
http://monasterydailyphoto.blogspot.com/
The last two posts are scenic spot benches with FA's interesting commentary on the possibility (or not) of praying and meditating while sitting on them.

Dina said...

Rune, would you please return for a minute to answer a question? Thanks.

Malyss said...

"Wild" benches, as simple as possible, that match perfectly to the place they are.
I like the old wood, used by the time and the weather. It has a special texture, saying : "I lived a long time, but I'm still there..."

PERBS said...

I want to thank Dina and others who guide us to other blogs with benches -- it has been a blessing!

Dagrun said...

Min benk er visst som din benk, denne gangen. Dog er din bedre dokumentert... ingen tvil derom.

Maria said...

What a wonderful landscape, Rune, and what a nice idea about the benches! I'm also looking for benches, but I'm still searching :)
Here in Austria they are too wet at the moment, too much rain and thunderstorms!
Have a nice weekend!

Ida said...

Idyllisk og sjarmerende.
Den er preget av tidens tann, og det gjør den enda finere.
Vi har noen benker rundt-om-kring i hagen, laget av husbonden.
Fine utemøbler det.

Takk for gode tips i dag også.
Skal sende overnevnte på Narvesen en tur, ja.

God helg! :)

Abe Lincoln said...

I just read Dina's comment with a smile. Will have to go there. I like the tree trunks and wonder what shore they washed away from.

Marie Reed said...

These are postcard perfect!

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Her er det bar å slenge seg nedpå og nyte omgivelsene, det ser veldig flott ut der. Pene bilder som alltid! Ha en riktig fin helg Rune.

Kerri said...

These are GREAT!! I've joined you and posted a bench(kind of) for this week. Posted one last Friday but forgot to mention it! I'm so glad you are posting benches on Friday...even thought it is not a specific meme...I think it is FUN FUN FUN!!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I like how you enlarged the pictures for better viewing. Saves trouble from magnifying it. Very convenient to the readers and viewers.

VALKYRIEN said...

Ingenting er som det naturlige! Nydelig sted å raste på det der, flott utsikt, rett ved sjøen - og koselige benker!

Har postet "en" benk jeg også nå!

RennyBA said...

Great contribution Rune! What if these old bench could talk? :-)

RennyBA's Terella

FA said...

Awesome photos, RunE. It appears as you have the right combination of a great eye, great camera, and great subject matter.

Thanks for visiting my benches. And thanks to Dina for recommending that I visit you!

I'll be back.

Marka said...

I'm actually about six months behind, as the Christmas Wreath is from this past Christmas. Sooner or later I'll get caught up!

Janie said...

It's great to have benches that fit into the landscape so perfectly. I never would have guessed the tree didn't just fall there!

AVCr8teur said...

Looks like lots of lovely places to sit and enjoy the sights.

ChrisJ said...

I've been looking for benches to post but all I can find are very uninteresting cement block ones. Of course I don't get out of the car too much, so that's probably my problem.

spacedlaw said...

These are extremely rustic looking. You could easily be fooled in thinking they were just natural.

Ackworth born said...

A lovely set of natural wooden benches.

imac said...

So wonderful, the scenes are fantastic Rune.

Judy said...

I like that bench!! It is so worn, and I wonder how many people have rested there.

Neva said...

How creative.....your photos are lovely as usual...